The Artist Edit
The Artist Edit gives us the chance to work with upcoming artists, illustrators and designers on exclusive prints comissioned by and for Drawn. Wearable art that doesn't break the bank with limited edition prints drawn to be worn now, cherished and enjoyed forever.
'A Dance Through The Dahlias'
Rosie’s main source of inspiration is nature, living in the English countryside between the sea and the hills, Harbottle’s surroundings play a large role in her work. Her style is very poetic, bold and colourful. Harbottle started incorporating horses into her work last year. She's drawn to their beauty and their ethereal nature.
Payoja Agarwal is a multidisciplinary artist whose work primarily includes ceramic and drawing, but also encompasses illustration and photography. Payoja uses drawing as a means of creative expression. Her drawings often feature abstract forms and bold colours. Still Life is one of the most prevalent form of art. Aggarwal loves abstraction and minimalism, this artwork is her take on
Gondwana Art Project
The Gondwana Art Project is focused on tribal artisans from the Gondwana Region in central India. The Foundation has created a platform for these tribal artists to present their work and their perspectives demonstrating their creativity and craftsmanship, introducing new methods and techniques that express both traditional and contemporary imagery and values. In this artwork, Gond artist Santoshi Shyam has infused traditional Gond motifs and storytelling elements into the biblical narrative of Noah’s Ark. The Gond people have a strong connection with nature, and their art often revolves around themes of wildlife, flora, and fauna. In the context of Noah’s Ark, the artist has emphasised the importance of preserving biodiversity and the harmony between humans and animals. The ark itself is intricately decorated with Gond patterns, symbolising the idea of protection and preservation.
Swedish fashion illustrator Cecilia Carlstedt had from a very early age a great interest in drawing. She loves to combine traditional media-like pencil, ink and screen printing-with modern techniques such as Photoshop. She has an extraordinary skill to value the material: the texture of paper, fluidity of color, preciseness of brush strokes.
Lekha Shastry, an India-born visual designer and art director, works on branding and illustration for both physical and digital projects. Lekha loves to work with bright colours and create lyrical landscapes. Her works feature animals and objects set in a surreal world. Inspired by Indian tales, Shastry’s compositions focus on a dream-like, real vs unreal subject.
Aravani Art Project
Aravani Art Project is a Trans-women and cis-women led art collective. While the visibility of Transgender people, Gender non- confirming people and folx from the queer community is increasing in popular culture and daily life, they still face everyday discrimination, stigma and systemic inequality. Aravani Art Project brings about change in the way the society views the LGBTQIA+ community by advocating the idea of reclaiming spaces in this world through different art projects and raising awareness to create a voice for the community.
'Passenger's Of The Realm' #DrawnByRichaKashelkar
Richa Kashelkar is a self-taught artist living in Goa. Her art is a celebration of life, the joy of slow-living, observation and colour.
Richa has a formal education in architecture, and has been practicing photography for a decade now. With regards to her art, she has been enamoured by painting since a young age. She paints on the iPad, and in the beginning she tried out a lot of different styles, but it so happened that time and again she found herself pulled to the gouache/oil aesthetic. She loves how opaque and bold the colours are that get applied in it.
'In Full Bloom' print
Growing up in Kerala, Betsey found her inspirations in fashion magazines, 2000s movies and fairy tales. Her style is playful, messy and dramatic.
'Summer Siesta' print
A self taught illustrator based out of Jaipur, Tanya Timble’s works are inspired by traditional Indian miniature paintings.
'First Bloom' print
Anjali Rungta, a print designer, featured her approachable imagination through her brand called, ‘The Tiny Tumbler’, based in India. It was her passion, organically grown through a love of print, pattern design, and colours. She put down her love of collecting by visiting places for an inspiration. She’s honed handmade, homely and warm aesthetics; they are instantly recognisable with her brand name - The Tiny Tumbler. We lost Anjali a few weeks after she finished the print for us. But just like her beautiful flowers, she will bloom in our hearts forever.
'She Sells Sea Shells On The Sea Shore' print
Krisha Seth is the co-founder at Dots and Doodles Design and the illustrator behind MisskCanvas. Her expertise lies in curation, designing, production and marketing of the products. Krisha was in the US when she first began her career in the field of finance but made a switch to design on finding her true calling in graphic design. She has always been innately curious and inquisitive. That’s when she revved up her on-the-job learning and several YouTube tutorials later, went on to create and execute the designs she envisioned.
'Eye Spy' print
A large chunk of the style of work that Satya does is inspired by and comes to life from her early childhood memories of drawing and creating without the fear of judgement or a need to attach meaning to the artwork. She likes to refer to her artwork & illustrations as "Play" because she is just playing, with colour, shapes, forms, ideas, materials, textures and textiles. She tends to use colour as an expression in her work and marrying that with the organic shapes and forms that have developed from pop culture, nature or just muscle memory makes her illustrations a piece that is open to interpretation.
'Serpent Stripe' print
Shreyasi is a self-taught artist born and brought up in the small town of Uttar Pradesh. She uses a generous amount of colour and texture to create immersive pieces, wherein, imagination blends with reality. Symbolism in the form of animals often dominates her artwork as she feels animals as a way of expressing raw emotions.
'Gentle Reminder' print
Shloka has a strong multicultural exposure through her education in Bangalore, Edinburgh and Milan.Since her earliest years, she responded to the aesthetic world on impulse, and saw it as a composition of natural art and design. Nature, the environment and everything around her plays a huge role in the way she experiences and perceives things.
'Art Class' print
Ishita a print designer and a concept artist from Meerut. Her journey towards art started from painting walls & mixing colours on thaalis. Her art is formed from her own unique experiences, thoughts, and love for colours. She usually creates art by indirectly taking inspiration from nature and her surroundings, the regular/irregular formation of new shapes, the subtle change in colour, value, and details in the same subject.